POLAR JOYCE (ERNEST) Autograph letter signed ("Ernest E Joyce") on "British Antarctic Expedition 1907" headed paper ("I suppose you have read by the papers all the news of the expedition. If not before you will by the time you get this"), 3 February, 1908
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POLAR
JOYCE (ERNEST) Autograph letter signed ("Ernest E Joyce") on "British Antarctic Expedition 1907" headed paper ("I suppose you have read by the papers all the news of the expedition. If not before you will by the time you get this"), 3 February, 1908
Sold for £937 (US$ 1,530) inc. premium

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JOYCE (ERNEST) Autograph letter signed ("Ernest E Joyce") on "British Antarctic Expedition 1907" headed paper ("I suppose you have read by the papers all the news of the expedition. If not before you will by the time you get this"), with 2 one penny expedition postage stamps pasted to upper margin, ("I am putting a couple of stamps on the inside as Assistant Postmaster I can stamp them, these stamps are much sought after by collectors on account of the Scarcity...if you think there is any value attached to these just let me know"), the postage stamps ink stamped "Brit Antarctic Expd NZ 2.30pm Feb 3 08", 1 page, partially mounted, 335 x 210mm., 3 February, 1908

Footnotes

  • Ernest Edward Mills Joyce (c.1875–1940) participated in four major Antarctic expeditions under both Captain Scott and Ernest Shackleton. This letter was written from Cape Royds where Shackleton's Nimrod Expedition party were based. Joyce was in charge of the expedition's stores, dogs and sledges, and helped to build the expedition hut.
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